•                 Staff and Leadership

    We have a passion for people, our town and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

    The Chapel Office hours are:  Tuesday - Thursday, 9:30 to 3:00

  • Jon Dietrich

    Senior Pastor

    Jon has served at a few different congregations during his time in ministry, ranging from a Covenant Church in urban Minneapolis MN to a large Lutheran congregation in the small town of New London MN. Most recently he served as the Associate Pastor, Youth & Families at a historic Covenant Church located in the small farming town of Princeton IL.


    Jon and his wife Susan both grew up in Minnesota. He learned from an early age to love and cherish the outdoors, and to see God in His creation. It’s no surprise he ended up in the beautiful town of Arnold. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three little boys. Jon also enjoys tennis, kayaking, cycling, all water sports, a good cup of coffee, all Minnesota sports teams, and helping people grow deeper in their relationship with God.


    Jon holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary, and was fully Ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church in the summer of 2018.

    jon @ chapelinthepines . org

  • Jimalene Loring

    Worship Arts Ministries Director

    Jimalene has been singing all of her life. The first song she remembers singing in front of a congregation was Jesus Loves Me. She couldn't have been more than four years old standing on the stage clinging to her dad's leg. She was terrified to be in front of all those people! From that day forward she has learned to share her gift of music with others through singing with different worship bands, leading worship, and singing in celebration at weddings, retreats, and other special venues.

    She has been married to her fabulous husband since 1990. Jimalene and her husband, Brett, have two adventurous children, Lexie and Drew, who are both away at school.

    On a beautiful, sun-shiny day you can find Jimalene working in her garden. On a cold, wintry day she would like to be found knitting in a warm cozy house.

    She is excited about Worship Arts Ministry at Chapel and the great team with whom she has the privilege to serve.

    jimalene @ chapelinthepines . org

  • Robert Crum
    Youth Ministry Associate

    A hearty welcome to Robert for coming on staff to work with our youth!

    Photo and Bio coming soon.

  • Karina Crawford

    Office Administrator

    Karina was born and raised in Sparks, Nevada. Growing up in the church, she loved to be involved in many ministries especially worship, students, and children. 

    Determined to go to college only for her B.S. in Biology at William Jessup University, she couldn’t help but fall in love with her chauffeur the night of their choir party in 2018. After three years of an amazing friendship, Karina and Ryan got married in 2021. God surprised them with a sweet miracle shortly after the start of their marriage, and they welcomed their first child, Cory, the summer of 2022. 

    Karina welcomes conversation and loves to learn new things, so feel free to chat if you stop by the office! When she isn’t at the church office, you might find her on a local hike, behind a piano, at a coffee shop, or busy baking at home. 

    office @ chapelinthepines . org

  • Christopher Sanborn


    Christopher began his professional career in Silicon Valley as a Materials Engineer. After going back to school for a B.S. in Computer Science he changed careers and became a Unix Systems Engineer. Those duties included both systems administration and web design.

    He and his wife, Ruthe, have been married since 1979 and have one son who is himself now married, with two daughters. After retiring in 2013, they moved full-time to the area where they found Chapel.

    In addition to his work on the chapel website, he is a co-leader for the ReBorn Life Group and a member of the Digital Ministries Council. Aside from his work for the church he keeps busy at their house on an unending list of chores. In his spare time he enjoys writing and is now working on his ninth novel.

    Favorite passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:17

    webmaster @ chapelinthepines . org

  • Chapel Leadership Team

    • Chair: Jim Wagner
    • Vice-Chair: Dan deNeveu
    • Secretary: Donna Hargan
    • Financial Officer: Cecile Kaiser
    • Members-at-Large: Bob Ash, Clint Close, Jeanne Multhaup, Ruthe Sanborn
    • Senior Pastor: Jon Dietrich

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